Media man faces court charges

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has laid Crimes Act charges against Victor John Clarke (61), in the Auckland District Court. The charges against Mr Clarke consist of two false accounting charges, one charge of using a forged document and one charge of obtaining by deception. The charges relate to his conduct as a director of the company MediaWeb Limited. False…

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Rouges target Immigration website

Staff Reporter – Cyber criminals have hijacked the website of Immigration New Zealand and obtaining personal information of applicants and others who access one of the most popular online resources of the New Zealand government. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is reported to be handling the situation and trying ways and means of getting the site removed from its origin. Fake…

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Drain on superannuation ignored

Denis O’Rourke –  The government has ignored their appointee, Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell, who voiced serious concerns on immigrants’ getting full New Zealand Superannuation. Despite the Commissioner’s view that New Zealand should be ‘lifting the bar for immigrants,’ making it more appropriate and fairer to the NZ taxpayer, the government is not backing her. When questioned in Parliament, Commerce Minister…

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Figures narrate the migration story better

Kamil Lakshman –  At a recent Conference of the New Zealand Association for Migration & Investment (NZAMI) in Auckland, Massey University Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of Humanities & Social Sciences Professor Spoonley and I were part of an open discussion on “Pathways to Residence: what is working and what is not.” Interesting statistics As I prepared my speech, I studied recent statistics…

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The menace of window washers

Jenny Salesa –  I support calls to toughen up Auckland Council’s bylaws dealing with window washers. My electorate office regularly deals with complaints about the behaviour of window washers at intersections around South Auckland. Constituents have been intimidated; their vehicles have been kicked and scratched. My staff and members of the public have witnessed fights and intimidation amongst window washers…

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Manual passports to be stamped out

Staff Reporter – If you hold an Indian Passport that is not ‘machine readable,’ you had better obtain a new one issued by the Indian High Commission in Wellington. The International Civil Aviation Organisation has announced that effective November 24, 2015, foreign governments may deny visa or entry to any person travelling on ‘Non-Machine Readable Passports’ (NMRPs). Indian High Commission…

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